Jessica Daniels, who coordinates the Terry College of Business’ Online BBA Program, won an Outstanding New Advisor Award from NACADA, the global network for academic advising. Daniels was on hand in October to accept the honor at the association’s annual conference in St. Louis. Now in its third year, the Online BBA is only the second fully online undergraduate degree-completion program housed at UGA, and it was the first at Terry.
Notable among her many accolades, Daniels received 100 percent excellent scores in all areas of her advisor surveys throughout 2015 and 2016. And the workload doesn’t end with students who register for classes. In the program’s first two years, she provided admissions advice and transfer credit guidance to more than 1,500 prospective students.
Daniels also volunteered to assist general business BBA students on UGA’s Griffin campus when the program found itself without an advisor last year and set about streamlining advising practices to better serve those students.
Prior to Daniels’ award recognition from NACADA, she was the recipient of UGA’s Outstanding New Staff Advisor Award in August and Terry College’s Academic Advisor of the Year this past April.